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Best Practice in Professional Supervision: A Guide for the Helping Professions

by Allyson Davys and Liz Beddoe Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
06/2010
ISBN:
9781843109952
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Pbk 256 pages
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Best Practice in Professional Supervision is an authoritative guide to being an excellent supervisor, covering the role, functions and dispositions involved.

The authors consider basic skills, the practicalities of forming and maintaining the supervision relationship, and the organisational context and culture of supervision. The book offers practical examples and a model of supervision which draws together ideas from adult learning theory and reflective practice. Viewing supervision as a place for learning, this guide considers how supervision can assist practitioners to develop professional resilience and manage the stresses of complex work environments. It also includes specific chapters on supervision of clinical student placements and in child protection settings.

This book covers a range of professions including social care, nursing, counselling, social work and allied health professions, and is an essential guide for all those in these and related professions undertaking supervision or supervision training.

CONTENTS:
Acknowledgements. 1. Supervision in health and social care: history and trends. 2. Approaches to professional supervision. 3. The supervision relationship. 4. The organisational context of supervision. 5. A Reflective learning model for supervision. 6. Developing expertise: becoming a critically reflective supervisor. 7. Skills for supervision. 8. Communication and emotion in supervision. 9. Promoting professional resilience. 10. Reflective learning in clinical placements. 11. Supervision in child protection. Afterword. References. Index.

A rich resource from two very experienced and knowledgeable practitioners who have successfully navigated the latest research and thinking about supervision, and presented it in a very readable form.
Allyson Davys is a registered social worker who has a background of practice, supervision, teaching and management in health, social care and the tertiary education sectors. Her interest in professional supervision covers more than twenty years of supervision practice, education and research. Currently she is focussing on research, academic writing and doctoral study and has a small private practice. She has a particular interest in supervision as a generic practice and across different professions.

Liz Beddoe is Associate Professor in the School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Liz has a background in social work in health settings and has been an academic for two decades. Liz's main teaching and research interests include critical perspectives on social work education and professionalisation, professional supervision, and political and news media framing of social work and social problems.